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Edgar Randolph.

Discussion in 'Dallas original TV Series official forum' started by Swami, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Swami

    Swami Well-Known Member

    I'm now about two-thirds my way through season 7, and can't help wondering after watching recent episodes as Donna & Ray delve into Randolph's past, whether or not they had difficulty getting past censors with some of the issues raised. Back in 1983/1984, I would have thought it a bit risky.

  2. snuggletiger

    snuggletiger New Member

    To me this was a brilliant storyline and gave the viewers a good glimpse into JR's character as well.
  3. James from London

    James from London Well-Known Member

    I don't remember anyone batting an eyelid at the time.
  4. Barbara Fan

    Barbara Fan Moderator Staff Member

    same here, never made the news or hit the headlines in UK
  5. James from London

    James from London Well-Known Member

    No one seemed that bothered about child abuse in the 80s. Apart from Morgan Fairchild on FALCON CREST. It was only in the 90s that everyone on TWIN PEAKS, KNOTS LANDING, ROSEANNE, OPRAH, NYPD BLUE, MELROSE PLACE and HOMICIDE suddenly started unlocking repressed memories of sinister basements and eerily tinking music boxes. Sex trafficking seems to have now replaced it as the issue-du-jour, in the UK at least.
  6. Swami

    Swami Well-Known Member

    It's obviously easy saying this in hindsight but given the way that censorship generally seems to have weakened over the years, it's a surprise that they didn't pursue Dallas on that storyline.

  7. Barbara Fan

    Barbara Fan Moderator Staff Member

    when it was shown in UK the press were too busy with stories of 4 cast members who were leaving at the end of the series

    Miss Ellie/Barbara :eek:
  8. Swami

    Swami Well-Known Member

    Well, I suppose the cast members were the ones attracting all the media interest - anything else would have been irrelevant.


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